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2009-09-22 06:07:00

VANCOUVER, Wash., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- According to thousands of U.S. consumers, Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza is not only the "Best Pizza Chain in America" for the seventh straight year, but it's also one of the top 10 restaurant chains in the country. In the overall rankings among all restaurant categories, Papa Murphy's was one of only two quick service restaurants (QSR) in the top 10, joining other industry leaders such as P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Olive Garden and The...

2009-09-10 07:25:00

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Franchise Direct, one of the world's leading portals for franchise and business opportunities, has ranked Pita Pit at No. 49 on its inaugural list of the Top 100 Global Franchises. After analyzing thousands of franchised business concepts throughout the world, Franchise Direct named the Top 100 Global Franchises based on factors including financial performance and corporate citizenship. According to the list, the franchises in the top 100...

2009-09-08 08:47:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. FoodService Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p0131225/FoodService-Industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for FoodService Industry in Millions of US$. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2006...

2009-08-20 07:30:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, the hospitality partner to North America's premier convention centers and entertainment venues, announced today the hiring of George Wooten as executive vice president of operations. Wooten brings thirty years of food service and franchise experience to Centerplate, having begun his career as an hourly employee at a fast food restaurant and rising to become a top executive for one of the nation's largest grocery chains. His...

2009-07-24 15:04:05

Police in Dallas said they are searching for a man who robbed three fast food restaurants from their drive-through windows. Investigators said the robber, described as in his late 20s or early 30s, hit a McDonald's, a Whataburger and a Wendy's Thursday morning, The Dallas Morning News reported Friday. The man, who was driving a maroon Ford Expedition, placed orders at each of the restaurants then brandished a gun at the food pickup windows and demanded money, police said. The man was...

2009-06-23 09:00:00

Restaurant Network's National Media Platform Expansion Continues DALLAS, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Indoor Direct, Inc., announced today that it has signed an agreement with Carl's Jr.(R) to bring its leading restaurant digital TV network to 133 locations of the popular burger chain. The agreement with Carl's Jr. provides indoorDIRECT advertisers with further exposure to the young male and family demographics. "The addition of Carl's Jr. is more evidence of indoorDIRECT's momentum and...

2009-05-26 15:50:00

New Studies, Mapping Tools Raise Concerns Over Fast Food Near Schools and Links to Disease CHICAGO, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of McDonald's annual shareholders' meeting, Corporate Accountability International has released a Lake Research Partners poll demonstrating that most Americans believe the fast food industry is responsible for the increase in diet-related diseases and health conditions in the U.S. Also timed with the meeting, the 30-year-old corporate watchdog...

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2009-03-14 18:55:00

A new study released Friday finds that having a fast-food restaurant located within 500 feet of a school may increase obesity rates at the school by at least five percent.Economists at University of California, Berkeley, and Columbia University examined the correlation between fast-food proximity and obesity rates among 3 million ninth graders at California schools, and more than 1 million pregnant women in Texas, Michigan and New Jersey.The researchers focused their study on ninth graders,...

2009-02-08 14:23:27

A 66-year-old man is facing charges for calling 911 to complain that a Florida fast-food restaurant was out of lemonade, police say. Boynton Beach police charged Jean Fortune with misusing emergency services for his alleged phone call Saturday in which he complained about that lack of his preferred beverage at a local Burger King, The Palm Beach Post reported Sunday. An arrest report alleges Fortune became upset upon learning the fast-food restaurant was out of lemonade. After a drive-through...

2009-02-06 11:15:00

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Lean times are on the menu for restaurants as economy minded consumers continue to dine out less, according to new Morpace Omnibus survey data. Forty-eight percent of U.S. consumers are eating out less often now than six months ago. "This consumer retrenchment is significant," said Kirsten Denyes, Vice President, Morpace Retail Services, "and it indicates more weakness for the restaurant industry." "By last September, more than...


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